Testis and epididymis
Reviewer: Turki Al-Hussain, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 15 April 2013, last major update August 2012
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- All stages of spermatogenesis present but reduced to a varying degree
- Includes the mixed pattern with some tubules showing Sertoli cells only or hyaline sclerosis with others tubules containing complete spermatogenesis
- Mild if changes in occasional tubules; severe if significant reductions in all tubules, moderate in between
- Often is thickening of tunica propria, interstitial fibrosis, tubular sclerosis, germ cell disorganization and sloughing into lumina
- Many causes of infertility induce hypospermatogenesis, such as diabetes mellitus, toxins, excess heat, varicocele, hypothyroidism, irradiation and others
Various causes of hypospermatogenesis
End of Testis and epididymis > Infertility > Hypospermatogenesis
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